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ZA4726: Flash Eurobarometer 192 (Entrepeneurship)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2008): Flash Eurobarometer 192 (Entrepeneurship). The GALLUP Organisation, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA4726 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA4726
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 192 (Entrepeneurship)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2008)
Date of Collection09.01.2007 - 16.01.2007
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Papacostas, Antonis - European Commission, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector


AbstractAttitudes towards entrepreneurship. Topics: preferred employment status: employed, self-employed; reasons for preferred employment status; preference to run own company or to only work for oneself; desire to become self-employed within the next five years; feasibility to become self-employed within the next five years; reasons for non-feasibility; participation in courses about entrepreneurship; attitude towards the following statements on personal school education with regard to entrepreneurship: helpful to develop entrepreneurial attitude, helpful to understand role of entrepreneurs in society, made interested in becoming entrepreneur; attitude towards selected statements on entrepreneurs: create benefit for society, only think of themselves, are job creators, take advantage of other people’s work; activities in starting a business; considerations with regard to starting a business; current situation in own business; importance of each of the following issues in the decision to start a business: dissatisfaction with previous job situation, appropriate business idea, contact with appropriate business partner, getting necessary financial resources, changes in family circumstances; reasons for starting own business; preference to set up new business or to take over existing one; most important risks for setting up a business; importance of each of the following issues with regard to starting a business: lack of financial support, complex administrative procedures, find information on how to start a business, risk of failure, possibility to have a second chance, no investment in business that failed in the past; ranking of selected groups of people: entrepreneurs, civil servants, large company managers. Demography: sex; age; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; type of community; parents’ occupation. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; language of the interview; interviewer ID; country; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; region; weighting factor.
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Spain (ES)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Iceland (IS)
  • Norway (NO)
  • United States (US)
UniversePopulation aged 15 years and above
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Probability Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Telephone interview
Telephone interview
Data CollectorGALLUP EUROPE, Brüssel, Belgien; FOCUS AGENCY, Prag, Tschechische Republik; HERMELIN, Kopenhagen, Dänemark; IFAK, Taunusstein, Deutschland; SAAR POLL, Tallinn, Estland; METRON ANALYSIS, Athen, Griechenland; GALLUP SPAIN, Spanien; EFFICIENCE3, Reims, Frankreich; GALLUP UK, London, Vereinigtes Königreich; DEMOSKOPEA, Rom, Italien; CYMAR, Nikosia, Zypern; LATVIAN FACTS, Lettland; BALTIC SURVEY, Litauen; GALLUP EUROPE, Luxemburg, Luxemburg; GALLUP HUNGARY, Budapest, Ungarn; MISCO, Valletta, Malta; TELDER, Al Leusten, Niederlande; SPECTRA, Linz, Österreich; GALLUP POLAND, Warschau, Polen; CONSULMARK, Lissabon, Portugal; VALICON (Cati d.o.o.), Ljubljana, Slowenien; FOCUS AGENCY, Bratislawa, Slowakei; HERMELIN, Norrköping, Schweden; HERMELIN, Pori, Finnland; FIELDWORK SCANDINAVIA, Oslo, Norwegen; IGM GALLUP, Reykjavik, Island; GALLUP US, United States; The Gallup Organisation, Hungary (Fieldwork co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 09.01.2007 - 16.01.2007 (total)
  • 10.01.2007 - 16.01.2007 (Belgium)
  • 09.01.2007 - 12.01.2007 (Czech Republic)
  • 11.01.2007 - 14.01.2007 (Denmark)
  • 10.01.2007 - 16.01.2007 (Germany)
  • 12.01.2007 - 14.01.2007 (Estonia)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Greece)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Spain)
  • 09.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (France)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Ireland)
  • 10.01.2007 - 16.01.2007 (Italy)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Cyprus)
  • 12.01.2007 - 15.01.2007 (Latvia)
  • 11.01.2007 - 16.01.2007 (Lithuania)
  • 10.01.2007 - 15.01.2007 (Luxembourg)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Hungary)
  • 09.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Malta)
  • 12.01.2007 - 16.01.2007 (Netherlands)
  • 11.01.2007 - 14.01.2007 (Austria)
  • 09.01.2007 - 12.01.2007 (Poland)
  • 09.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Portugal)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Slovenia)
  • 09.01.2007 - 12.01.2007 (Slovakia)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Finland)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Sweden)
  • 09.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (United Kingdom)
  • 10.01.2007 - 13.01.2007 (Norway)
  • 11.01.2007 - 16.01.2007 (Iceland)
  • 10.01.2007 - 15.01.2007 (USA)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 20674
Number of Variables: 92
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • European Commission; The Gallup Organization: Entrepreneurship: Survey of the EU (25 Member States), United States, Iceland and Norway. Brussels: European Commission April 2007
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Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Flash Eurobarometer
    The Flash Eurobarometer were launched by the European Commission in the late eighties, turning out a Monthly Monitor between in 1994 and 1995. These “small scale” surveys are conducted in all EU member states at times, occasionally reducing or enlarging the scope of countries as a function of specific topics. The typical sample size is 500-1000 respondents per country and interviews are usually conducted by phone in the respective national language. The Flash Eurobarometer include series on special topics (Common Currency, EU Enlargement, Information Society, Entrepreneurship, Innovation) as well as special target group polls, particularly company managers with enterprise related topics.
  • Flash Eurobarometer - Entrepreneurship